Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and14 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the heir presumptive.
Born: 21 April 1926 (age 96 years), Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom
Office: Queen of Canada since 1952 ,Spouse: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (m. 1947– 2021)Awards: Order of the Star of Romania Previous offices: Queen of Mauritius (1968-1992), Queen of Barbados (1966-2021)Children: Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Anne, Princess Royal, more.
During the World War II Elizabeth began to undertake public duties, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.She married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark in 1947.
During 1951, George VI’s health deteriorated and Elizabeth stood in for him at public events. In October 1951, her private secretary, Martin Charteris, carried a draft accession declaring the death of George VI when she was touring Canada and USA.
Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, at that time Elizabeth was the heir presumptive.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Queen Elizabeth II
Does Elizabeth II smoke?: Not Known
Does Elizabeth II drink alcohol?: Yes
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning Monarch alive. She has been reigning for 64 years.
She speaks French fluently and often uses the language for audiences and state visits. She does not require an interpreter.
During World War II, Elizabeth, and her sister, Margaret moved to Windsor Castle for their safety.
What is the Secret behind Queen Elizabeth II long life?
Born to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and respected public figures in the world. Not only is she the longest reigning monarch in British history, but she has also been served by 14 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom during her reign, the first being her favourite, Winston Churchill.
Even at the age of 95, she continues to perform her royal duties, devoting her life to the service of her country and her people.
While her patience, perseverance and resilience through the years is commendable to her long healthy life is what makes people tradition.
The Queen of England is a woman with a purpose. Following her coronation ceremony in 1953, besides fulfilling her responsibilities towards her family.
She also took up her role as the Monarch and went about performing her royal duties. Since then she outlived and endured many revolutionary changes in the history of mankind and continues till date, even at 95, to serve her purpose wife, mother and a Queen.
It was reported today that she passed on the 8th of September 2022, she died peacefully after been taken to her place for health checkups.